I'm finally finished my exams! So stoked for that! And, the awesome thing is, I have the rest of the summer to update on FanFiction! I've been super busy lately though, finished my exams on Friday, cleaned up my room and packed bags on Saturday, on Sunday we travelled down to Dublin. And this morning, we caught a flight to the Isle Of Man. So, that's where I am currently. Sitting on the balcony of my hotel room typing this up for you guys! I felt really bad that I haven't been able to update much for the past few weeks, but exam stuff had almost been driving me to insanity! Haha. So, I give you this chapter.

Ps, I added Alice into this story as Bella's sister. Please give me your thoughts on this decision as I'm still quite unsure! I tend to put Alice and Bella as sisters into everything…don't know why, but I like them as sisters. So, tell me if you think it'll fit into the storyline or not! If it doesn't, I'll just change the name and have her as a friend instead of a sister.

I don't know if I'm making any sense to you at all, I'm really tired and my thoughts are all jumbled up! But I wanted to give you guys this chapter, so here it is! Enjoy!


"So, Bella" Edward said as we exited the post-office building. "I didn't introduce myself properly last time. I'm Edward Masen." he introduced.

"Well, I suppose it's only right if I introduce myself in the same manner? I'm Bella Swan." I told him, smiling. Edward stopped walking and grabbed my hand, placing a soft, lingering kiss on it. I could already feel the heat of my blush rushing to my cheeks.

"Well, it's a pleasure to meet you Ms. Swan." he said, looking up at me as he slowly released my hand, which fell limp at my side after he released it. I nodded wordlessly, not trusting my voice enough to speak.

"What brings you out here today?" he asked, sounding genuinely curious.

"Just a walk really. And my mother then asked me to post those invites for her." I replied. "What about you? What are you doing out?" I asked.

"A walk too. Needed to get out of the house." He chuckled. "My mother and father…they're driving me insane." he added with a breathy laugh. My eyebrows shot up in curiosity.

"Oh?" Edward nodded his head, a small smile gracing his lips.

"Wanting to control the things I do" he stated. I looked down, not wanting to make him uncomfortable or to make him think he has to tell me everything about his situation. Edward and I reached the gate to the beach. I lifted my hand to open it, but it seemed Edward had the same thought and our hands brushed past each other, sending jolts of electricity shooting through my body. I quickly retracted my hand as a warm, pink blush filled my cheeks. I looked down, my hair falling in front of my face, forming a veil. Why did it feel so good to touch his skin?

I jumped in surprise when I felt a cool finger under my chin lifting my head up. As I looked up, I was met with Edward's green eyes. He was looking at me so…intensely. Nobody had ever looked at me like that before. It felt as though his gaze was piercing it's way right through my soul, taking in all of my emotions and my thoughts all at once. I stared right back at him, admiring the depth in his beautiful eyes. I watched as his gaze flickered from my eyes down my face and to my lips. His eyes were fixated on them before he blinked and looked back to my eyes again, searching them for something. I soon realised that, unknowingly, I was doing the same thing. Ever so slowly, Edward's face began to move closer to mine. My breathing hitched at the possibility that this, magnificent looking man right in front of me, may be about to kiss me. Our eyes shut as our faces loomed closer together. The feel of his breath on my face was sending shivers through my spine, and I could only desperately hope that he was, in fact, about to kiss me. Our lips were so close together now, almost touching. If I moved just a little bit, our lips would be touching. Edward leaned in further…

"Bella?" I heard someone shout from the other side of the street. Edward and I jumped apart, both of us breathing heavily. I noticed that the voice sounded an awful lot like Alice. I was slightly annoyed at my lovable sister for interrupting what could have been my first kiss.

I turned my head to see an apologetic Alice across the street. Looks like she knew Edward and I had been having a moment and she motioned that she was going to leave. I rolled my eyes at her and watched as she briskly walked down the street.

I turned back to look at Edward shyly. He was fiddling with his fingers, and looking down at the ground in embarrassment. Did he feel relieved that Alice interrupted? Was the thought of actually kissing me, a horrible thing to him?

"Bella…I'm sorry about that" he said. My face instantly dropped. I knew it…he didn't want to kiss me…why would he? Alice was the good looking sister. "You probably think I'm some sort of weirdo…trying to kiss a stranger, but I felt…I felt drawn to you" he added, looking down again. My face lit up slightly at his words. He didn't feel repulsed at the thought of kissing me?

"I don't know how to explain it" he chuckled. He looked up at me again and smiled crookedly at me, my heart raced at the sight. Is it even possible to be this attracted to someone?

"No, no, it's okay Edward. Really." I assured him with a smile of my own. Edward reached for the gate and opened it.

"Ladies first" he winked, motioning for me to go in ahead of him. I smiled in thanks and walked through and onto the beach. Edward followed closely behind me.

"So…" he began. "Was that your friend over there?" he asked.

"Oh, Alice? No, she's my sister." I informed him. "Although, most of the time she's like a best friend to me" I added. He nodded his head.

"It must be nice to have a sibling. I'm an only child."

"You would think that, right?" I laughed. "It's a good thing Alice and I get along like best friends instead of sisters. And even then, it gets annoying. Sometimes we just need a break from each other"

Edward laughed his smooth, silky laugh and nodded his head, stating "I suppose you're right". We continued to walk down the beach in a comfortable silence. I took in the look of the waves rushing in to shore and out again. The sun was reflecting off the water, making it sparkle.

"What are your parents like?" Edward asked suddenly.

"Stubborn is probably the first word that comes to mind" I began. "Well, my father is the owner of 'Swan & Co.', he's a business man. He's loving, just doesn't like to show it too much. He's kind and has a really great heart. He's also stubborn as a mule." I laughed. "My mother, on the other hand, is erratic, loving, a free spirit and an overall caring soul. Alice takes after her mostly, whereas I take after my father." I explained to him. He smiled at me.

"Your Charlie Swan's daughter?" he asked. I nodded my head in reply. "I think my father is working with him on some new project."

"They sound wonderful" he told me.

"What about your parents?" I asked him, looking at him curiously.

"Well, my father is a business man, owner of 'Masen & Son Ltd.', he's your average loving father, but he can be very strict when he wants to be. My mother is like yours. She's energetic, but is always calm to be around." he explained. I told him that they sounded wonderful too.

"They want me to marry" he said suddenly, breaking the comfortable silence that had just graced us. I turned my head to look at him. "I don't want that…but they won't listen" he sighed.

"I know how you feel" I told him. "My parents are trying to encourage me to marry as well, but I don't want to" I added.

"It's just…not something I want. I want to get married when I'm ready, not when they're ready." he said. I nodded in agreement to his words. Could he get any more perfect? He held the same views about marriage that I have.

Edward and I continued to talk comfortably to each other, until it got late enough that I could see the sun going down.

"I better get home or else my mother will call out a search party" I laughed. Edward joined me, laughing as well.

"Me too" he agreed.

"So, I guess, I'll see you another time then?" I asked hopefully. Frankly, the thought of not seeing him again was extremely depressing. Edward nodded.

"I want to see you again, Bella. Soon." he told me. I smiled at him, and decided to give him my address. We exchanged addresses and I was turning to head for home.

"Bella?" Edward called. I stopped my footsteps and turned back around to look at him, an eyebrow raised in question.

"I really enjoyed the walk" he told me. I smiled at him, blushing slightly.

"Me too." I replied softly. Edward and I waved at each other before I began walking home, suppressing a girly squeal the whole way there.

Okay, so there we go! Please tell me what you thought of it!

I want to thank all of you who reviewed my last chapter! I really, really appreciate it! =)

So, I hope you enjoyed the chapter! I'll try and update as soon as I can, maybe this week, but I'm on my holidays, so the chances of that might be slim! I have heaps of things I want to do! =D

But I promise, I'll try!

Please review! And tell me what you think of Alice as Bella's sister in this story! =)

XXxxXX -Niamh.